Usually, the players who received awards at the awards ceremony receive a bouquet of flowers from their team manager, teammates or close friends.
It is rare to be congratulated by players with whom there is no point of contact.
So, Shin Young-seok (36, KEPCO), who gave a bouquet of flowers to Kim Jun-woo (22, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance), who received the professional volleyball rookie award, became a hot topic.
At the professional volleyball 2022-2023 season ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 10th, Shin Young-seok went up to the podium and gave encouragement by delivering a bouquet when Kim Jun-woo, who was 14 years younger than himself, was called as the winner of the rookie award.먹튀검증
Kim Jun-woo told his story after the awards ceremony.
He said, “I had a chance to talk to senior Shin Young-seok before the awards ceremony.”
Kim Jun-woo received the rookie award as Shin Young-seok encouraged him, and received congratulations in person.
He added, “I will try to become a player like senior Shin Young-seok in the future.”
Kim Jun-woo played 35 games this season, scoring 203 points, blocking 0.54 per set, and making impressive plays with an attack success rate of 52.61%.
He received 18 votes in the reporters’ vote that day, beating Hyundai Capital setter Lee Hyeon-seung (13 votes) by a narrow margin and winning the male rookie award.
It is the first time since Shin Young-seok in 2010 that a middle blocker has won the male rookie award.
Shin Young-seok is a living legend of Korean professional volleyball middle blockers.
He surpassed the record of the most individual blocks (1,056) held by KEPCO coach Lee Seon-gyu this season and took first place (1,146) in this category.
Shin Young-seok is eagerly hoping for the best middle blocker to succeed him.
After being selected as the best 7 on the day, Shin Young-seok said, “Coach Seon-gyu Lee was my dream and goal.” “Now I feel like I’ve become someone’s dream. “he said.